Zomato executives go on strike in Howrah to protest delivering pork and beef

Howrah (West Bengal) | Around 15 delivery partners of online food delivery app Zomato have called on an indefinite strike, refusing to deliver beef and pork.

The executives staged a protest on Howrah and raised slogans like ‘Zomato ki dadagiri nahi chalegi’.

The protesters claimed that the company allegedly did not pay any heed to their reservations of delivering food consisting of pork or beef to customers. They also claimed that the company had stopped their payouts.

They demanded that Zomato should not make it necessary for the ones who do not wish to deliver, and should not “force” them for the same.

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Mausin Akhtar, one of the protesters, said, “Instead of listening to our grievances, the company is forcing its executives to deliver beef and pork against their will. While Hindus have a problem in delivering beef, Muslims have a problem in delivering pork. We are not ready to deliver such things on any condition, but are forced. The company has also rolled back our payout. We have decided to call for an indefinite strike”, as quoted by IndianExpress.

Zomato has said it was trying to resolve the issues.

A company spokesperson said in a statement, “There is a small group of partners in Howrah who have raised concerns, and we are looking to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.”

“Delivery partners are unequivocally made to understand the practical nature of the job as they choose to enter the workforce. All our partners understand this,” it said.

This move comes following last month’s controversy when a religious user refused to have his food delivered by another religion.
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